Why Leighton Park?

An award-winning independent school in Berkshire
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Leighton Park School Building

What sets us apart from other schools?

Simplicity, truth, respect, integrity, peace, equality and sustainability. These are the Quaker values that remain our touchstones in this modern world.

In our beautiful setting of 65 acres of parkland, just 30 minutes from London, our students have space and freedom to truly be themselves – and achieve greater things as a result.

Despite our Sixth Form students’ academic progress placing us in the top 3% of secondary schools in the country, we are no results factory. We believe it’s our role to develop courageous and happy young people who are environmentally-conscious, have a strong global awareness and don’t shy away from making a stand. We aim to give students the skills they need to be change-makers.

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Leighton Park at a glance

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"One of the things that makes Leighton Park so special is the level of attention it affords its students, allowing everyone the opportunity to thrive and develop into a better person along the way."

Nat - Old Leightonian

See what our students think

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Seb

A*, A*, A* at A Level | Mathematics, University of Bristol

“Calling the teachers by their first names creates a sense of equality between the students and teachers."
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Serafina

40 points at IB | English Literature, University of Bristol

“I love the caring atmosphere and the ethos within the school. Relationships between the students and teachers are also very important here."
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Peter

A*, A*, A at A Level | Medicine, University of Glasgow

“Leighton Park provides an incredibly open community, encouraging people to speak up and think for themselves."
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Ravi

A, A, A at A Level | Music, The Royal Northern College of Music

“I have a huge debt to repay to the Leighton Park staff, especially music, for providing me with so many opportunities and having a belief in my abilities."

See what other people are saying

Independent Schools Inspectorate

Pupils' personal development is excellent and they fulfil the school’s aim to educate young people to have integrity and honesty, and be a force for good.
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Good Schools Guide

“Stuck unapologetically to revered, old-fashioned values of encouraging independence of thought, creative thinking, collective spirit, spine and responsibility.”
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Muddy Stilettos

"A progressive first-name-only Quaker school with 65 acres in the centre of Reading, with impressive results in STEM and creative subjects."
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Study International

"Students at Leighton Park become caring and eager to be active participants, a natural result of the principled and diverse experience they receive at the school. Success gleaned from academics is a direct product of this."
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Shinfield Road
Reading
Berkshire, UK
RG2 7DE
+44 (0) 118 987 9600
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